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Dr. Larry Engelmann Sends Report to FDA Re: OTC Hearing Aids

Larry Engelmann, AuD, a former president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), recently submitted a report to the FDA during its public comment period in advance of the organization finalizing its rules for over the counter (OTC) hearing aids.

According to Dr. Englemann, his viewpoint is that an economic impact study and analysis should have been conducted and considered prior to support of OTC legislation being lent by any hearing industry stakeholders.

The report can be read in full below:

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About Larry Engelmann, M.S., Au.D.

  • Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA), Past President and Fellow 
  • National Academies of Practice, Distinguished Fellow
  • American Academy of Audiology (AAA), Fellow
  • Oklahoma Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology – appointed to Audiology Ad Hoc Committees; to edit, rewrite, and modernize audiology’s licensing laws in Oklahoma three different times.
  • Oklahoma State Health Department’s previous Hearing Aid Dealers (HAD) and Fitters Advisory Council, Former Council member; to edit, rewrite, and modernize the HAD’s licensing laws three different times.
  • Academy of Dispensing Audiologists: Chaired the Model Licensing Law Committee and liaised with the Audiology Foundation of America (AFA) and the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) to collaboratively develop an ‘Audiology Model Licensing Law’
  • AAA: Task Force on Audiology Assistants that developed its “Audiology Assistant Position Paper”
  • AAA: Task Force on Audiology Education
  • ADA: Chaired ADA’s committee that developed its “Position Paper on Student Issues”
  • Authored and co-authored several articles and conducted educational courses related to licensing laws for HADs and audiologists.

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